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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 15 2017

Viewsroom: We need to talk about Uber 2.0

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Attempts to jump-start the ride-hailing app’s toxic culture stalled after board member and TPG founder David Bonderman’s sexist joke at a company meeting about sexism. The UK grapples with Brexit under a hung parliament. And could a Chinese invasion solve the North Korea problem?

Jun 06 2017

Viewsroom: The UK goes to the polls

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The Brits are about to elect a new government that’ll take the country out of the EU. Brexit, though, has taken a back seat in the campaign to deadly attacks in London and Manchester – and growing concerns about how the new masters of Whitehall will deal with social welfare.

Jun 02 2017

Review: Tragedy makes Facebook a better place

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - In one way, a personal tragedy is making Facebook a better place. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B,” a moving exploration of grief, emerged from the sudden death of her husband. Top executives rarely reveal so much. She has also changed Facebook’s policies. More so than her earlier best seller, “Lean In,” Sandberg’s new book sets her up as the $450 billion social network's best ambassador.

Jun 01 2017

Viewsroom: Donald Trump can’t melt Paris accord

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The president is pulling America out of the climate pact signed by 195 countries in 2015. But the continued commitment from cities, companies, investors and other states will limit the damage. Meanwhile Goldman Sachs steps into a Venezuelan mess. Plus: advertisers as activists.

May 25 2017

Fox pokes sleeping advertising bear

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Rupert Murdoch's Fox is poking a sleeping advertising bear. For the second time this year, one of the entertainment conglomerate's popular prime-time programs faces a branding boycott. Twenty-First Century Fox isn't alone, though. YouTube, the web-video site operated by Alphabet's Google, has recently been in the crosshairs, too. Madison Avenue may be slowly transforming from a passive investor to a more activist one.

May 25 2017

Viewsroom: Trump budgets his way to la-la land

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Basic economics - and decency - fall by the wayside in the administration’s pitch that it can create $2 trln of revenue by cutting $3.6 trln of costs. OPEC and U.S. fields battle for oil supremacy. Zimbabwe invents the zollar. And Bill Ford escapes his CEO’s crash unscathed.

May 22 2017

Wal-Mart’s online therapy may revive ailing retail

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Wal-Mart’s online therapy may help revive ailing retailers. The $242 billion giant is starting to reap the benefits of embracing e-commerce while shares in digital laggards like Macy’s and J.C. Penney plummeted after poor results. Unless they follow the behemoth’s lead, they’re likely to hand more market share to Wal-Mart and internet megastore Amazon.

May 17 2017

Viewsroom: CEO presidency needs boardroom pushback

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump’s promise to run the government like a business is proving difficult but Congress could act like strong independent directors to rein in his wayward management. China’s ambitious Silk Road project could leave its people holding the bag. Plus: job cuts at Ford.

May 11 2017

Viewsroom: Comey ouster bad for business

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump’s surprise firing of the FBI director could bog down policies from tax cuts to regulatory reform and even throw the rule of law into question. South Korea elects a new leader to put its own presidential scandal in the past. Plus: Coach goes shopping for Kate Spade.

May 10 2017

Snap lays an egg worthy of Twitter nest

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Snap investors may be feeling nauseous. The parent of the disappearing-message app reported a slowdown in user growth and a $2.2 billion quarterly loss. Meanwhile, rivals are co-opting features. These are worrisome trends since its lofty $27 billion value hinges on attracting more people.

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